Richard Murray, MD

Family Medicine



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Rutgers University, New Jersey


Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside Independent Physicians Association, President

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Academic Appointments:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ St. Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

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Dr. Richard Murray Eases Patient Experience for Native Spanish Speakers

“As a family physician, you become involved in patients’ lives. It’s not just taking care of their problems; it’s getting to know them as people.”

Medical terminology can sound foreign enough, so when you’re not a native English speaker, it can be challenging to understand your physician’s explanations and instructions. Dr. Richard Murray takes away the stress by speaking to many of his patients in Spanish. “I treat a significant number of Spanish families,” he says. “Most of them don’t speak any English. But even those who speak English are more comfortable when communicating in their native language.”

Dr. Murray had a lifelong desire to be a doctor. “I knew it from the time that I was in grammar school,” he says. When it came time to choose a specialty, he selected family medicine for its diversity and the opportunity to see all different types of health problems. He maintained an independent practice in Verona before merging with Vanguard. “We came together based on the fact that we knew each other’s personalities and styles, and had a common goal to put the patient first,” he says.

“At Vanguard, we have a number of services that allow us to treat our patients in-house,” he says. “We offer full family medical care, pediatrics, gynecology, X-ray and ultrasound facilities on-site, sports medicine, psychiatric services, and diabetes and nutrition consultations. It’s a team approach to health care.”

Dr. Murray most enjoys his interactions with patients. “Getting to know them, and helping them, is what motivates me every day.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Murray enjoys golf. He also is an avid woodworker.


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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Dec 12, 2017

all good

Nov 30, 2017

I love *Dr. Murray. I have known him for 30+ years.

Nov 30, 2017

I recommend the ENTIRE group ALL the time -

Nov 29, 2017

I have 100% confidence in Dr. Murray. I never felt rushed or that he was not paying attention. I left very satisfied with my examination.

Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Murray has been my primary physician for many years. He is always very professional and answers any questions that I have.

Nov 26, 2017

Dr. Murray is great

Nov 23, 2017

dr. Murray is a very caring professional caregiver

Nov 22, 2017


Nov 07, 2017


Nov 03, 2017

Never had a bad experience. Great staff/facility.

Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Murray explained things very well. I left with a better understanding.

Oct 19, 2017

Dr Murray is the best.

Oct 10, 2017

dr Murray was caring and empathetic with me

Oct 05, 2017

Dr. Murray again was excellent!

Oct 03, 2017

Great doctor conversation.

Sep 19, 2017

Dr Murray has always been friendly and courteous to me over the last 9 years. I have referred him and your office to many people.

Sep 18, 2017

Dr Murray was friendly and efficient

Sep 14, 2017

I have a lot of confidence in *Dr. Murray.

Sep 07, 2017

The care provider may appear to be brusque to some; however, I have no difficulties with this provider.

Sep 05, 2017

I was cared for by a doctor who had never visited with me before, and I came in to have a rash examined which ultimately was diagnosed as shingles